Since 2013, the CSU5 has been developing new long-term, strategic approaches to the economic and community development of the Greater Los Angeles area. As part of that work, the CSU5 collaborates with regional partners to forge meaningful connections between education, professional practice and community life.
By combining the resources of five major universities, each with long and rich histories in Los Angeles County, the CSU5 is able to shape a brighter future for opportunity youth in the entire region.
The Care Center is a first-stop location for any student seeking assistance with basic needs and wellbeing services. The Center connects students to resources they need to succeed (both on and off campus), support them through crises, provide advocacy, and offer Basic Needs services.
The Basic Needs Program offers a multitude of resources on and off campus that will alleviate basic need challenges such as food, housing, transportation, or mental and health challenges. The program includes Toro food program, CalFresh food program, and emergency housing and wellbeing assistance.
Bianca Bisi, Manager of Student Support
Cal State LA has established multiple initiatives to address the needs of students struggling with food and housing security concerns. Food and housing insecurity can have a profound impact on the health and wellbeing of our students and, as a direct corollary, on their academic success. Cal State LA offers food security services, emergency housing, and financial assistance to support students’ progress toward graduation.
The Faculty Fellows for the Public Good program is intended to encourage and promote engaged scholarship and interdisciplinary interaction around the central theme of the University and the public good. Engaged scholarship redefines the focus of faculty research from the application of academic expertise to the practice of community engagement. In doing so, it involves faculty in a reciprocal partnership with the community in a manner that not only works across disciplines; but also integrates the faculty roles of teaching, research, and service.
The CSULB Basic Needs department assists and immediately serves students who have been displaced, experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, an emergency, and/or a crisis. Basic Needs provides services and resources to remove barriers and empower students to persist and thrive in their educational journey towards academic success.
CSUN ASAP is a program designed to support academically disqualified students in navigating the path back to matriculation at CSUN. The program serves former CSUN students who have been academically disqualified, stopped out or left the institution before obtaining a degree, and/or very few courses to complete a CSUN degree.
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at CSUDH designs, administers, and supports programs that deliver access and retention services to university students. EOP provides services to historically low-income, historically educationally disadvantaged, first-generation college students -- a population that not only reflects the diversity of CSUDH feeder communities but also the diversity of the university itself.
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at CSULB is dedicated to serving first-generation, historically low-income students by providing access and equity to higher education. EOP promotes student achievement by providing one-on-one, developmental academic and financial aid counseling and utilizes high-impact practices such as tutoring, orientation, transitional programming, career and graduate school exploration, enrichment activities, and community outreach to contribute to student success. EOP advocates for equitable outcomes for students and is committed to facilitating inclusion throughout the campus community.
The Educational Opportunity Program helps first-generation, undergraduate students from California overcome social and economic barriers to attaining a higher education. We provide EOP-eligible students with admission, transitional and academic assistance. Our goal is to give students the support they need to thrive and earn their degree.
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at California State University, Northridge designs, administers, and supports programs that deliver access and retention services to CSUN students. EOP provides services to historically low-income, historically educationally disadvantaged, first-generation college students; a population that not only reflects the diversity of CSUN’s feeder communities but also the diversity of the University itself.